Sunday, March 23, 2008

April classes

Art Making Adventures for Younger People (adults are welcome too)
Tuesday March 25,April 1, 22, and 29. Designed for kids (and their parents too) we cover a wide variety of experiences in art making. This class is open on a weekly basis so you can join at anytime but please call ahead so I can prepare.
11:15- 12:45 and 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Fee: $17 per class includes materials
Teacher: Carol Kemp
Please contact Carol at (805) 588-0876 or (805) 737-0310 or email me

Every Thursday is art day, a “therapy session” from 10 to 6. Come on down to our basement studio and get messy with a project, see what other artists are up to if just say “hello”. We offer a space to work some materials, if you need them and lots of spicy conversation. This is a great time to work on ATC’s (artist trading cards) or other projects.

Art Therapy Journals- Make a date with yourself and dig deep making private visual journals. This class is designed to get you to explore yourself through collage, paint and the written word. The focus of this class is to get down and dirty letting your inner truth and intuition guide you to making provocative, soul searching art for yourself.
Tuesday Evenings March 31, April 1, 22, and 29. This class is open on a weekly basis so you can join at anytime but please call ahead so I can have the journal paper ready for you to put together.
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Fee: $20 a class (includes some supplies)
Teacher: Carol Kemp

April 19, 2008 9-4PM Metal Clay Look at our site to see what past students have created. Call soon to make your reservation as we need to order supplies.
Fee $110 includes 1 oz of Fine Silver Clay and everything needed to create beautiful charms and pendants.
Teacher: Carol Kemp

Metal Clay is 99.9% Pure Fine Silver which has been finely ground and mixed with an organic binder which produces a clay-like material. When fired, the binder burns away and the silver solidifies. This clay can be sculpted, carved, stamped, cast, virtually manipulated anyway that you can work traditional clay. If you have a desire to create beautiful pieces in silver without the need for a silversmith’s tools or experience. Beads and findings will be available for you to complete a necklace, bracelet or earrings at an additional cost.

Open Studio available for individuals who have attended my introductory class for Metal Clay. The studio cost is $25 plus the cost of the silver clay.

April 26, 2008 10-4 PM Printmaking without a press. This workshop explores a variety of ways of making printing plates and prints using simple everyday items. These printing techniques can be used in mixed media and collage applications as well as by themselves or for greeting cards, and decorating papers.
Fee: $75

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Third Thursday ATC Trade

Look at the art that abounded this evening!!! This beauty is already framed and hanging on my wall. Made by Nora M. I love it.

Tonight we made some heavy trades- and Jill quite possibly has experienced her last trade without the shadow of a little angel at her side-she is due any minute.

Two new traders, students from the local high school who graced our ATC collections with some fabulous art!!!! Thank you Nora and Cecelia.

Sue and Sue in a deep conversation about art and life.
Syd and Sukey (three Sues' at one event! What are the odds?)

Thanks to everyone for their participation. It was a great time and we love the new additions to our collections!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


One of my students from the Visual Journaling class turned in her homework!!! We all covered a piece of mat board with joint compound in class. I suggested different ways one could use the textured board and Wendy G. brought this is. Of course my photo does not do this justice.
Silver foil on bacground with collaged Kimono. Beautiful Wendy!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Leap Day

Well we had our one year anniversary of the ART CLINIC tonight. It was a fun party. Carol and I want to thank everyone who came. We really do appreciate your support. It was fun to see everyone working on projects....or should I say, it was fun to see everyone at play. We were all making collage houses, ATCs, creating haikus, exquisite corpses, laughing and eating. Mary Price was our haiku winner. Did anyone know until tonight she is the "Queen of Haiku"? Not me, but it is true...I read it in a haiku.

Haikus and exquisite corpses....